Posts Tagged ‘let it go’
Tuesday, October 9th, 2012
It’s the HA HA Helen method of recovering from a scary moment on the road!
I was getting ready to pull out of a parking space in a store parking lot; when a car came speeding around the end row of cars, startling me!
I went through the usual reaction/feelings: Startled, Shocked, Angry, Grateful I hadn’t been pulled out farther to have my car hit, etc.
The car speedily pulled into a parking space. I figured it was safe to pull out and leave the parking lot.
As I drove by the vehicle, I saw the first three letters of the license plate started with the letters: FTF
I had to laugh as I used HUMOR to RECOVER from the agitating, shocking, irritating, and GRATEFUL moment.
I instantly translated FTF to ’FOOT TO FLOOR’! I laughed and smiled. How perfect! What a perfect license plate for this driver who had their PEDAL to the METAL! *laugh out loud!
This is how I use Driving Myself Happy to ‘turn a moment around’; what I call ‘Outlook Shift Engineering!’
My theory is, why allow the anger, shock, judgment to ruin my day as well as my body? Why allow it to sit in me and do my body, mind, emotions, mental state – more harm? [Yes - I am not perfect - I don't always succeed; but when I do - Woo! Hoo! YES!]
The REALLY FUNNY part is, the driver wasn’t parking! I saw they had QUICKLY pulled back out of the parking space, and were driving behind me to exit the parking lot. If I had stayed in an angry mode, this could have gone into a road rage incident. It was scary having this aggressive driver behind me, but I had ‘nicknamed’ them ’Foot To Floor’ – so I could relax and smile through the moment.
I apply this method, often, when driving. Whenever someone in a car cuts me off, or does some really bad or unaware driving; I give them a SILLY NICKNAME from the letters on their license plate. This allows me to laugh and see them in a HUMOROUS light!
HA HA Helen of LAFOLOT.com … keeping it Light with Laughter on the road.
One tire turn at a time … rollin’ rollin’ rollin’ on the highway …
Monday, July 23rd, 2012
HA HA Helen, OUTLOOK SHIFT ENGINEER! Hear! Here!
with another right brain, creative TIME 2 LAUGH and ‘LET IT GO’ with a Healthy AH! HA! *Sigh and stress relieving Laughter Exercise!
Throughout your day, when you see the following times on a DIGITAL Display; you may use this as a HA HA HEALTHY TRIGGER TOOL – TRES KEWL! (That’s VERY Cool in French and American Slang!)
TIME 2 ‘LET IT GO’ LAFOLOT.COM LAUGHTER EXERCISE:
9:17 (upsidedown and backwards on a digital display) = L.I.G (LET IT GO) Let It Flow, Release
the ‘stuck’ focus and LOOK for a PHresh Outlook on your problem, feeling or situation.
L.I.G. Let It Go by taking in a BIG AHHHHHHHHH! (inward breath) and RELEASE with a BIG,
blowing out of air as you SIGH with a HAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA. For example: Ahhhh! Haaaaaa!
Feel your shoulders and body relax and allow it to go limp as you release the pressure.
If you are able, allow yourself to flop downward and forward like a Marionette Puppette
with your arms and legs held together with strings. Or, just IMAGINE it and FEEL it.
9:18 (upsidedown and backward on a digital display) BIG … Take another deep breath in and
Let out a BIG CLEANSING LAUGH!
9:19 (right side up or upsidedown and backwards) gIg or GIG … short for GIGGLE! Finish the
release with a childlike giggle, for having viewed the world, your situation or your
problem with the PHresh Outlook of a wide-eyed child full of WONDER!
This TIME 2 Release and Let Go with Laughter and a Healthy, Digital Display Trigger Tool brought to you courtesy of AHHHHh! HAAAAA HAAAAA Helen.
Don’t forget to LAFOLOT … it’s HEALTHY!
LIVE LIFE! LAUGH OFTEN!
… a little kindness goes a long way.
Sunday, May 20th, 2012
Ever hear the joke: ‘What is God’s phone number?
Punchline: ‘Et cum spiritu tuo’ 2-2-0
I awoke in the early hours, this morning with the phrase tu tuo flowing out of my mind.
My first thought was the response from the Latin Mass: et cum spiritu tuo (and with your spirit)
I couldn’t think of the initial Latin Statement that preceded that response. But, being the silly soul that I YAM! … I often substitute silly, nonsensical phrases into music – so I went with: OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE! et cum spiritu tuo! (It’s actually: Dominus vobiscum – et cum spiritu tuo)
Translation: EVERYONE COME IN FREE! The Spirit is With You! HA HA!
Then I looked at my digital alarm clock display and it read: 2:20 (two-two-oh!)
Oh! the synchronicity! *hee hee! I think I was being entertained by ANGELS Unawares! CHERUBS, I’ll betcha! HA HA
For whatever it’s worth – it’s on in HOW you SEE it! It’s been a rough couple years, dealing with purposeful and not purposeful challenges and changes in my career and life path. At time, it all seems so rough, tough and dark … but I’M COMING OUT OF THE DARK! … as Gloria Estefan sang!
I choose to see this ENLIGHTENMENT as the message: Stop seeing things as so dark – look at it from a PHresh, PLAYFUL, Childlike Game! Life isn’t as DIFFICULT as you SEE it! It’s time to COME OUT! COME OUT! WHEREVER YOU ARE! OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE! SPIRIT IS WITH YOU! There is LIGHT! There is FREEDOM!
It’s all in how you SEE IT! So, I’m going with the message from the PLAYFUL CHERUBS awakening me in the early hours, … or was it MY CATS? ‘WHO’ knows … Don’t know where WHO lives … so I’m just GOING TO LIVE FREE and EASILY – and FLOW IN THE SPIRIT!
I’m going to “Get into the SPIRIT” of the GAME OF LIFE! OLLY OLLY OXEN FREE!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT.com
Outlook Shift Engineer! Hear! Here!
Live Life! Laugh Often!
and take TIME TO LAUGH and see Life from a PHresh Outlook!
Thursday, December 23rd, 2010
I like to ‘sparkle’ so I wear glitter on my face every day, as well as 3 pierced earrings in each ear, every day. Lately, I’ve been wearing my Christmas Tree earrings, faux crystal box cut dangly earrings and gold dangly accents. I consider it a COLLAGE for my EARS! ;o)
When I went to the chiropractor the other day, I took my earrings off in the car and set them in a container in the shift box area of my car between the seats; to keep them safe.
Well! Disliking having to wear so much bulky clothing in the winter, I had an afterthought and took my coat off, scarf, and fur head/ear protectors and tossed them on the passenger seat. I get tired of all the bulk, and just parked near the doctor’s office door.
When I got back to the car after my appointment, I noticed only 3 of the earrings were there!
I have LEARNED NOT to get overly upset about ‘the small stuff’. I have enough ‘bigger stuff’ to deal with, than to get upset over earrings (a brain damaged sister in a nursing home – due to being hit by a drunk driver at age 19, now 63 – for whom I’m her representative … as well as other challenges).
So I chalked it up to an ‘OH WELL …’ maybe I’ll find them on the floor of the car, later.
The next morning, I put on a freshly washed sweater, slacks and shoes to go out and START MY EARRING SEARCH – between the seats, etc. It’s pretty cold and windy here, so I had to REALLY want to look.
I talk about SEEING WITH NEW EYES, REFLECTING ON THE GOOD, SHIFTING ONE’S PERCEPTION, RE-LOOKING at Situations, etc. – from a positive persective.
Well! Because I can’t stand winter, all the bulky clothes, and getting ALL TANGLED UP every time I take ‘all my stuff on or off’ when coming or going (I wear my eyeglasses on a chain around my neck)… I had noticed – earlier in the week – I had lost the little plastic piece that helps the glasses rest higher on the nose. Only one side! So my glasses had been lop sided!
LOOK FOR THE GOOD IN EVERYTHING -
in the process of searching for the earrings – which I found!
I FOUND THE LITTLE PLASTIC PIECE down between the seats! WHAT WERE THE ODDS! [if I hadn't lost the earrings, I wouldn't have found the eyeglass part!]
It could have been ANYWHERE – a restaurant, doctor’s office, on the ground somewhere…
I had to SMILE! My gift for NOT getting upset about the earring possible loss, approaching it with an even temper and positive attitude, GOT ME A PRIZE!
And – to top it all off; when I got back into the house – I FOUND THAT CLING FREE DRYER SHEET THAT HAD FALLEN OUT OF THE SWEATER THAT I HAD JUST PUT ON BEFORE GOING OUT!
Laugh out Loud! *BIG SMILE! (I have many fun stories about lost and found dryer items… but I’ll save that for later!)
So, when you lose something – don’t LOSE IT (your cool, that is) –
take it easy and you never know what your PRIZE may be as a result!
Living in GRATITUDE!
Ha Ha Helen Szollosy of LAFOLOT
Live Life! Laugh Often!
Live Life in A-Maze-Ment!